Professional Protectionists: The Gains From Free Trade in Highly Paid Professional Services
Publication Date: September 2003
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Dean Baker
Keywords: Job mobility; Immigration; Skilled work
Coverage: United States
This paper documents some of the trade barriers that prevent foreign professionals from working in the U.S., and provides calculations of the potential gains to the economy if free trade was applied to highly paid professional services. Supplemental Material: Barriers to Foreign Professionals Working in the United States at: http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/professional_supplement.htm.